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Animals of the Fur Trade
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9_29_14 Student Response (Lower) 9_29_14 Student Response (Upper)     Last week students voted on what we should study this week. The vote was majorly in favor of studying the beaver and oth [ ... ]

What should we study as we follow in the footsteps of the voyageurs?

In about a week we will begin following the traditional travel and trade route of the voyageurs from Georgian Bay to Montreal. For about 3 weeks we will we paddling the lakes and rivers and portaging  [ ... ]

What equipment do we need?

Next week we will pull our sailboat Yemaya out of the water for the season in Georgian Bay after traveling about 800 miles. From Georgian Bay we will travel up the French River and down the Mattawa an [ ... ]

Lake Superior Animals
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9_22_14StudentResponse_lower 9_22_14StudentResponse_upper   Last week’s Notes from the Trail was all about fish found in Lake Superior. As promised, this week we will focus on the other animals [ ... ]

The Fish of Lake Superior
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9_15_14StudentResponse_lower 9_15_14StudentResponse_upper   The results of last week’s Cast YOUR Vote are in. Students have chosen that we should research the fish and animals of Lake Superior. [ ... ]

What do you want to learn about the world’s largest lake?
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Amy and I will spend the next two weeks sailing our 27 foot sailboat, Yemaya, across Lake Superior. Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area. (Lake Baikal in Russia is [ ... ]